Molly McCracken, Director

Molly McCracken

Molly McCracken is the Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba office. Her research and commentary focuses on social inclusion and climate action. Molly holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University and an undergraduate honours degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is a member of the Make Poverty History Manitoba Steering Committee.  Call 204-927-3200 or [email protected]







Karen Schlichting, Office Manager

Karen Karen comes to the CCPA-MB office with twenty years of experience working as an artist, community organizer and activist. 

On her one day a week away from the office you might find her in obscure places with her 3000lb wood-fired bread oven. Call 204-927-3200 or [email protected]




Andrée Forest, Manitoba Research Alliance Project Coordinator 

Andrée Forest

Andrée Forest joined the CCPA Manitoba office in July 2020.  She has a wealth of organizational, coordination and adminstrative experience grounded ina socially-and environmentally-minded worldview.  Andrée has a Master's degree in Public Aminstration from Queen's University and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg. Call 204-927-3208 or email: [email protected].







Niall Harney, Senior Researcher - Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues

Niall (he/him) joined CCPA-Manitoba in February 2022 as the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues. His research focuses on labour markets, income inequality, public finance, and political economy. Prior to joining the CCPA-MB Niall worked as a research analyst with non-profits and social enterprises across the country, and as an organizer with the Canadian Federation of Students. Niall has a BA in Global Political Economy from the University of Manitoba and an MSc in Geography from McGill University. To get in touch email [email protected]